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Safety Groups Respond to U.S. DOT IG Rubber Stamping Study on Truck Driver Hours of Service Safety Protections

Study Created with Pre-Determined Outcome of Failure WASHINGTON, D.C. –Late last week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) sent a letter to Congress regarding a study of safety reforms to the …

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Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation

Written by Jacqueline Gillan, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. This is one in a series of periodic guest columns by industry thought leaders. Truck crashes are a serious public health and safety problem. Each year on average, 4,000 people are …

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Congress Is Using Zika To Weaken Truck Safety

WASHINGTON — Truck driver Dana Logan tried on Wednesday to recount a crash that decapitated two fathers and two children, hoping to convince Congress to stop weakening rules that require truckers to get rest. She couldn’t do it. A dozen years …

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Senate Prepares To Make Truck Safety Even Worse, Advocates Warn

The industry has given lawmakers language that will set 73-hour maximum work weeks for drivers. 04/19/2016 Michael McAuliff Senior Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Safety advocates are crying foul over yet another change to trucking safety rules that …

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Letter to Senator Reid in Response Carl Pope Letter

August 6, 2015 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader United State Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Senator Reid: Thank you for your longstanding and ongoing leadership on highway and auto safety. We have been made aware of a letter …

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